NHC2009-Amateur Radio Presenters:
(l to r) Dennis Dura
Julio Ripoll WD4R, Brad Pioveson W9FX, John
McHugh K4AG, Jim Palmer KB1KQW, Greg Sarratt W4OZK, Rob Macedo KD1CY
The Work Shop on Amateur Radio, included
presentations from the Hurricane Watch Net, VoIP Hurricane Net, Alabama
Interoperability and ARRL HQ and Emergency Communications.
Our presentation was about our work at the National Hurricane Centerís Amateur
Radio Station WX4NHC
and Emergency Communications modes and methods used during hurricanes to gather
Surface Data and relay
Hurricane Advisories, as well as providing backup communications to the affected
areas for NHC.
Our Ham Radio Station WX4NHC and our group of 35 volunteer operators have been a
very active part of NHC since 1980.
The Work Shop was attended by over 60 Ham Radio Operators and Emergency
The Austin Radio Club BBQ dinner and presentation had about 50 in